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Extended Essay Guide

Business & Management

2010 - 12

Introduction 4
The extended essay is: 4
Aims 5
Assessment objectives 5
Responsibilities of the student 5
Recommended: things to do 6
Recommended: things to avoid 7 Writing and researching the extended essay 8
Writing the extended essay 8
Formal Presentation of the extended essay 9
The length of the extended essay 9
Title 9
Abstract 9
Contents page 9
Illustrations 10
Appendices, footnotes and endnotes 10
The research process 10
Define you essay question first 11
Writing an essay question 11
Keywords 11
Choose the correct sources 11
How to find your sources fast 11
I can’t find it on Google, where do I look? 12
All topics 12
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Assessment objectives
In working on the extended essay, students are expected to:

1. plan and pursue a research project with intellectual initiative and insight
2. formulate a precise research question
3. gather and interpret material from sources appropriate to the research question
4. structure a reasoned argument in response to the research question on the basis of the material gathered
5. present their extended essay in a format appropriate to the subject, acknowledging sources in one of the established academic ways
6. use the terminology and language appropriate to the subject with skill and understanding
7. apply analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject, with an understanding of the implications and the context of their research.
Note: material has different meanings in different subjects. It may be data from experiments, information from interviews, or secondary sources from reading.

Responsibilities of the student

It is required that students: choose a topic that fits into one of the subjects on the approved extended essay list (in the Vade Mecum) observe the regulations relating to the extended essay meet deadlines acknowledge all sources of information and ideas in an approved academic manner.

It is strongly recommended that students: start work early think very carefully about the research question for
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